Review on The Kings Arms
At the heart of a pretty village two miles from Rutland Water, the Kings Arms has taken on a new lease of life thanks to it current owners, the Goss family. The original stone building dates back to 1649 and it still bears all the hallmarks of a traditional Shires inn - stone floors, thick walls, low beams, roaring fires and more.
The owners' son James takes care of business in the kitchen, and he feeds bar customers with a traditional menu that takes in ham and eggs, sausages with bubble 'n' squeak and burgers along with frittatas, bruschettas and assorted 'pain bagna' with various fillings (lunchtime only). A note of the menu states that chips are hand-cut and cooked in beef dripping.
Restaurant meals are a touch more ambitious, and the kitchen cares about ingredients (beef comes from Speyside, pork from a farm in Lincolnshire). Start with a plate of Thornham rock oysters or pan-fried foie gras with rhubarb compote and move on to rack of Norfolk lamb, veal T-bone with morels and Marsala sauce or fillets of sea bass with spring onion and crab risotto. Daily specials are worth exploring, while desserts might range from Champagne, elderflower and berry terrine with summer fruit and Chardonnay sorbet to sticky toffee pudding. Real ales are on handpump and the well-spread international wine list includes more than 20 by the glass.
The Kings Arms is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express